Rangers' loss will sting for a while

Club left to wonder what might have been after coming so close to World Series title

Updated: October 29, 2011, 3:34 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ST. LOUIS -- This one hurts a lot more. And that's understandable.

The Texas Rangers vowed shortly after Game 5 of the 2010 World Series that they'd return to the Fall Classic and win it next time. They nearly had their hands on that trophy and the champagne prepared on Thursday. The bubbly never got chilled in the visitors locker room Friday.

After coming within a strike of the championship -- twice -- in Game 6, the Rangers couldn't hold a 2-0 lead for even half an inning and watched ...

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